Our T-Shirt Cannon robot was a project taken up during the 2016 post-season and 2017 pre-season.
Pandora was designed to compete in the 2017 challenge, FIRST Steamworks. Her features include a compact drive train with six high traction wheels and a 1/4 in drop center to make it across the Steamworks field with high speed, a ball intake to efficiently pick up fuel off the ground, a gear intake to carry and deliver gears to the airship, and a shooter that delivers fuel to the high goal with a hard stop into the boiler. The team used a vision tracking system to aim and shoot accurately at the high goals. Pandora is going to compete at the North Shore and South East District events.
Momentum was designed to compete in the 2016 challenge, FIRST Stronghold. Her features included a compact drive base that easily conquered defenses, an intake to pick up boulders off the ground, a shooter that delivered boulders to the high and low goals. The team used a vision tracking system to aim and shoot accurately at the high goals. Momentum competed at the North Shore, Hartford, and Rhode Island District Events, the New England Regionals, and the World Championship.
Patricia was designed to compete in the 2015 challenge, Recycle Rush. She worked as a stacker, intaking totes from the human player and using an elevating belt system to stack them on top of one another. She could hold up to 3 totes or 1 can at a time. Patricia competed at the North Shore and Rhode Island District Events, as well as the New England Regionals.
Petunia was designed to compete in the 2014 challenge, Aerial Assist. She had an intake mechanism that could be lowered to intake a ball using rollers that picked up and held the ball inside the mechanism. It then could be raised and used a pneumatic extender to shoot the ball over the truss or into high or low goals. Petunia competed at the Boston and Rhode Island District Events, as well as the New England Regionals.
Penelope was designed to compete in the 2013 challenge, Ultimate Ascent. She had a tall intake mechanism that was fed frisbees by the human player. The intake “slide” could hold 3 frisbees at one time, and deposited them one at a time into the shooter. The shooter used 2 wheels to spin out the frisbees at high speed so they would travel into the high goals.